The Dan carried small masks , which are called ‘passport’ masks. They were sewn onto a piece of cloth and kept in a leather pouch. They are miniature copies of a family mask, This is a miniature Kaogle mask, the large masks were used to create a festive mood during certain ceremonies. The passport masks also protect the owner when he is away from home.
part of old label on the back.
€ 700,-
9 cm